However, he did admit that Blizzard had made mistakes when the first hero class was added to the game. "We gave the early DK an answer to almost everything," he confessed, adding "DKs can tank or PvP with any tree (though not necessarily with the same talent allocation per tree)."
In point two of the five-bullet post, Ghostcrawler said that they made the deathknight too versatile:
In addition to that, he also stated that they listened to beta players a little too much, rather than actually testing the class: "we probably gave players the benefit of the doubt too often and added or buffed abilities when we didn't need to. More hardcore PvP and raid testing on the beta or PTR might help as well."
Point four was all about the perceived favouritism, which Ghostcrawler quickly denied its basis in reality. "A lot of players took the "hero class" thing to mean they should be overpowered, which was never our intent," he said. But he offered a slightly unusual response: "All of the effort we put into the start zone helped lead to the perception of favoritism," he said.
Elsewhere on the PvP forums, one of the main counters to deathknights was discussed. "We don't want to get rid of dispelling," said a Blizzard poster. "Knowing when and what to dispel is, we think, a cool part of PvP. But those dispels need to be real choices."
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